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Growing up my mom (who happens to be a teacher) instilled a love for books in my sister and I from a very early age. Every occasion warranted a new book– birthdays, holidays….coming of age (hello, Our Bodies, Ourselves) and of course Christmas. When I was grown and living in New York City and our […]

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  Growing up books were a big part of the holiday season for my sister and I — we got a new one each year and now we have such a wonderful collection. I started Piper’s this year with the classic — Night Before Christmas and can’t wait to give her the gift of holiday […]

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10 new holiday books to add to your kids collection this year, a great gift idea for book lovers and the 3 books I’m reading this winter!

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It’s been fun putting together my baby gift guide this year since I have a little baby at home! Alice is now 4 months and a lot of these items are on my shopping list for her. We already have the crinkle paper which she clutches in her little fist all day long! Manhattan Toy […]

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Ohhhh, I am SO happy to finally be sharing this post! I’ve been working on these ideas since November and finally manage to get everything photographed and ready to share! If you’re new around here, activity boxes are my favorite thing to put together to entertain my girls while I get work done, clean, cook […]

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Instead of incorporating many books & games into my gift guides I decided to dedicate a whole post just to this topic. This year we’ve had a lot of un playing games as a family. Most of these games 2 year olds can play with an adult and at 4 Piper is really loving! We’ve […]

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This one is for your sister, girlfriend, co-worker, mother-in-law, mom… all the females in your life!! I want or have everything on this list, so consider it my wish list, too! Check out ALL of our 2019 gift guides here! Can’t go wrong with a pair of Natalie Borton earrings! They compliment any outfit & […]

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My favorite age group to shop for is 2-4 – there are so many FUN GIFT IDEAS HERE!! You can also check out our HOLIDAY HUB for ALL things holiday right here (PJs, books, activities, recipes and more)! And our gift guide for babies 0-12 months HERE and for babies 12-24 months HERE ! Snow Globe […]

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My holiday gift guides are winding down – I still have a few more to share but I’m real excited about today’s because it works year round  I’ve compiled all of the books we love and love to gift! I even created a storefront on The Mama Notes Amazon shop where you can easily shop […]

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Family traditions are my favorite — but holiday family traditions take the cake. I’m always trying to think of new ones to start and love more than anything hearing about what fun and unique things other families do. Today The Mama Notes community is sharing some of their wonderful holiday traditions! Can’t wait to start […]

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This is probably my favorite age group to put gift guides together for — most likely because Piper is now almost 3 1/2 and so fun to shop for! You can check out gifts for babies 0-12 months here and for kids 12-24 months here! The only thing missing from this guide is BOOKS!! I […]

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Continuing our holiday gift guide with fun options for the pre- toddler phase! Those little babies aren’t so little anymore but they aren’t quite in full-on toddler mode just yet! Here are some of our favorites — and you can check out gifts for babies 0-12 months here and kids 2-4 here! And all our […]

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